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Practical Web Technologies by V. Lau, P. K. Yuen

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21.1. An introduction to Mobile Internet

21.1.1. What are Mobile Internet and WAP?

By now, most of us are familiar with XHTML, the Web, and have considerable experience on the Internet. Some of you may also have rich experience in online business or e-commerce. Writing business Web pages and building practical Web sites are part (or will be, if not yet) of our daily lives. There is no doubt that business on the Internet is a fast-growing business. At the same time, have you noticed that another information technology (IT) is going to revolutionize our way of life and how we work, play, and communicate? That is, the mobile or wireless revolution!

If you compare the number of mobile phones that people own around the world to the number of computers, ...

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